Thanks guys… and I appologize that you have to teach me this stuff at a kindergarten level. I still don’t understand how this perfect circle of “hard rock” ended up in the exact center of a mountain. It makes sense for the volcano examples, but was this once a volcano? Seriously I have no clue but I’ve never thought of this area as a hot bed for volcanos.
Anyway, I’m sure I’ll have a conversation similar to this with my buddy who drove there and back and looked at it with me…
Me: I found out it didn’t push up, instead the rest washed away from it.
Him: I thought the question was if Pilot Mountain was the source of Mount Pilot on Andy Griffith.
Me: If you look at it from this angle it looks like a giant nipple.
Yes, there are some things way out of my vast area of expertise, and this is definitely one of them.